Xinjiang Flying Tigers
|Xinjiang Flying Tigers|
FIBA Asia Champions Cup
|History||Xinjiang Flying Tigers
|Location||Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China|
|Team colors||Sky Blue, White
|Main sponsor||Tianshan R-C Bank|
|Head coach||Li Qiuping|
|Championships||1 CBA Championship|
|Xinjiang Flying Tigers|
|Hanyu Pinyin||Xīnjiāng Guǎnghuì Fēihǔ|
The Xinjiang Tianshan Rural-Commercial Bank Flying Tigers (Chinese: 新疆天山农商银行飞虎), also known simply as Xinjiang Flying Tigers or China Kashgar, are a professional basketball team based in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China, which plays in the North Division of the Chinese Basketball Association. The team plays its home games in the Hongshan Arena, which has a capacity of 3,500 people. The Tianshan Rural-Commercial Bank is the club's main sponsor.
The club joined the league ahead of the 1999–2000 CBA season, as the first step in the organization's plans to expand into the country's western interior.
During the 2004–05 CBA season, the Xinjiang Flying Tigers finished in third place in the North Division, but lost in the quarter-finals of the CBA Playoffs to the South Division's Jiangsu Dragons. In the 2005–06 CBA season, they finished in second place in the North Division, but were again eliminated by Jiangsu in the quarter-finals.
Xinjiang's success in recent years has been highlighted by three straight trips to the CBA Finals at the end of the 2008–09 CBA season, 2009–10 CBA season, and 2010–11 CBA season, as well as another appearance in the championship series following the 2013–14 CBA season. The Flying Tigers failed to win the title on all four occasions. The team won their first CBA title in the 2016–17 CBA season, after defeating Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–0 in the finals.
- Playoffs Champions (1): 2016–17
- Playoffs Runners-up (4): 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2013–14
- Regular Season Champions (1): 2016–17
- Regular Season Runners-up (2): 2013–14, 2015–16
- Xinjiang played in the 2016 FIBA Asia Champions Cup representing China, under the name of "China Kashgar".
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Xinjiang Flying Tigers roster roster
- Xue Yuyang (2003–2011)
- Shan Tao (2005–2006)
- Mengke Bateer (2007–2013)
- Zhang Qingpeng (2010–2011, 2012–2014)
- Tang Zhengdong (2011–2015)
- Liu Wei (2014–2016)
- Isaac Austin (2003)
- Juan Mendez (2008–2009)
- Quincy Douby (2010–2011)
- James Singleton (2010–2011, 2012–2014)
- Kenyon Martin (2011)
- Patty Mills (2011–2012)
- Tim Pickett (2012)
- Gani Lawal (2012)
- Ike Diogu (2012)
- Su Wei (2013–2016)
- Lester Hudson (2013–2014)
- Jordan Crawford (2014)
- Sebastian Telfair (2014–2015)
- Wang Lei (2015–2016)
- Andrew Goudeluck (2015–2016)
- Bryce Cotton (2016)
- Ben Bentil (2016)
- Official website (Chinese)
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